Archibald signed a one-year contract with the Oilers on Tuesday.
Archibald had his best season yet as a pro in 2018-19, setting career highs in goals (12) and points (22) in 68 games with the Coyotes. The 2011 sixth-round pick will slot into a bottom-six role for the Oilers in 2019-20 and could eclipse the 25-point mark if he's able to stay healthy.
Archibald was not given a qualifying offer by Arizona prior to Tuesday's deadline, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
Archibald set career highs this season in games played (68), goals (12) and assists (10), so it's a little surprising to see the club let him hit free agency. Considering he carried a reasonable $675,000 cap hit, the 26-year-old winger should have no problem finding a landing spot for the 2019-20 campaign and could push for a regular spot in the 23-man roster.
Archibald ended a lengthy scoring draught Sunday night, scoring twice and adding an assist in the Coyotes' win over the Wild.
Archibald hadn't tallied so much as a point in 12 games prior to Sunday night, spending most of his time on the third line. He's received more ice time this year than in any other year of his career, and his 22 points is double his previous career high. He's out there mostly for defensive purposes, as illustrated by his 153 hits and 38 blocked shots.
Archibald extended his point streak to four games with an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Panthers.
Archibald's career-best point streak was extended by his secondary apple on the game's first goal to Derek Stepan. While killing off penalties is Archibald's bread and butter, he's also known as a fiery competitor who brings a lot of energy up front, so we can see him remaining productive in his current top-six role at even strength.
Archibald tallied his sixth goal of the year in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Archibald fired four shots on goal in the contest. He now has a career-high six goals and six assists in 42 games this season. With Brad Richardson (upper body) out, Archibald has seen consistent fourth-line minutes. In his last six games, he has two goals and an assist. Most fantasy owners won't have a need for his services.
Archibald has rejoined the team and will play in Saturday's game versus the Oilers, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.
Archibald was excused from the team as he went to spend time with his wife and newborn child, but he's ready for action again. The 26-year-old winger is expected to slot onto the fourth line again. He rarely produces with just eight points in 29 games this season.
Archibald is currently away from the team tending to a personal matter, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
Archibald is currently with his wife who is expected to give birth to their child soon, so it's safe to assume he won't be available for Thursday's matchup with the Canucks. It remains to be seen if he'll rejoin the team in advance of Saturday's matchup with Edmonton.
Archibald scored a pair of goals and added an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Minnesota.
Archibald's second goal of the night (and season) wound up being the game-winner, coming at 8:39 of the third period. His first goal of 2018-19 was scored earlier in the third and cut Minnesota's lead to one. The 26-year-old winger now has three points in 10 games.
Having sat out Arizona's past two games, Archibald is eligible to return Friday against Colorado.
The 26-year-old was serving a two-game ban for an illegal check to the head of Nashville's Ryan Hartman. On the season, Archibald is without a point and holds a minus-1 rating in nine games.
Archibald has been suspended for two games for delivering an illegal check to the head of Nashville's Ryan Hartman during Thursday's 2-1 win over the Predators.
Archibald only received a two-minute minor for the hit during Thursday's contest, which may have factored into the NHL Department of Player Safety's decision to hand him a multi-game suspension. The 26-year-old winger will be eligible to return next Friday against Colorado.
Archibald could receive a fine or suspension from the league for his hit on Ryan Hartman of the Predators on Thursday, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
Archibald appeared to make the head the primary point of contact, but the Department of Player Safety will certainly have the last say in the matter. The 25-year-old was put into the lineup over Dylan Strome on Thursday, so the two will likely be flipped if Archibald is given a ban.
Archibald (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Wild, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
Archibald has been sidelined to begin the campaign due to a lower-body issue, but it appears he's ready to make his season debut Tuesday, replacing Mario Kempe. Considering he totaled just 11 points -- five goals and six assists -- over 39 contests last season, the 26-year-old forward can likely be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Archibald (lower body) isn't listed on Arizona's active roster for Saturday's matchup with the Sabres, suggesting that the injury will keep him out of the contest.
Archibald's return is imminent considering he was a game-time call for this one. Look for him to get back in the fold Tuesday in Minnesota.
Archibald (lower body) will be a game-time decision versus the Sabres on Saturday night, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.
If Archibald doesn't end up suiting up, it's because coach Rick Tocchet reportedly feels like the winger would benefit from a few more practices before being activated.
Archibald was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury Monday, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports, adding that the winger is week-to-week.
The Coyotes have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to make official their 23-man roster but with Archibald, Alex Galchenyuk and Christian Dvorak all unavailable due to lower-body injuries in addition to Laurent Dauphin's lingering knee issue, it seems inevitable that a few fresh faces could tag in for Opening Night. As for Archie, an Oct. 10 road matchup with the Ducks is the soonest that he'll be eligible to return.
Archibald set up two goals over four preseason games.
The Penguins traded Archibald to the 'Yotes last December, and the blue-collar winger ended up averaging 12:04 of ice time through 39 games with the Coyotes. He also produced five goals, six assists and 77 hits over that span. While fantasy owners won't be champing at the bit waiting for the chance to draft Archibald, you might be able to catch lightning in a bottle with him in select DFS contests throughout the season.
Archibald scored five goals and tallied six assists in 2017-18, while averaging 12:04 of ice time in Arizona.
After spending his first two full seasons in Pittsburgh, Archibald was able to make the most of his time in the desert playing in 39 of the last 46 games of the season, and broke the double-digit point mark for the first time in his career. However, the 25-year-old was primarily used in a defensive role after being traded which certainly hurt his point production, evidenced as he just received 45.6 percent of his starts in the offensive zone, but was still able to pitch in 1.97 hits per game. Archibald will return for the final year of his contract, and although it seems unlikely he'll crack into the top-six forward group, a strong training camp could push him over the edge as Arizona isn't extremely deep at the position.
Archibald found twine in Thursday's 6-5 road loss to the Hurricanes.
This was Archibald's fifth goal and 10th point of the season. At first glance, that doesn't seem like a tangible rate of production for the feisty competitor, but it looks much better when you consider that he's only appeared in 36 games between the Penguins and Coyotes. At any rate, he's probably toiling on the waiver wire in your fantasy league for the simple fact that he's cemented in a bottom-six role for Arizona.
Archibald recorded an assist and a shot through 10:59 of ice time during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Winnipeg.
The 25-year-old winger now has a respectable three goals and five points through his past 12 contests, but he's also been a healthy scratch for three games during that span. Additionally, Archibald is locked into a depth role and doesn't project to receive offensive minutes moving forward. As a result, his fantasy value will likely remain limited.
Archibald was assessed a game misconduct penalty for getting in a fight with Nathan McKinnon in a 6-2 loss to Colorado on Saturday.
Well, that's one way to make an impression for your new team. Archibald did contribute significant PIMs by posting 15 in the category, but most owners probably didn't benefit because that's his first contribution in any fantasy category this season. Odds are he'll have opportunities in Arizona, but he's not someone who belongs on a roster right now, given that he has just three points for his entire 15-game NHL career.
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